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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Luvvie Ajayi Jones  

Pen Name: Luvvie Ajayi

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

Jones lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a New York Times bestselling author and sought after speaker who thrives at the intersection of comedy, justice and professional troublemaking.

Her debut book (I'M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual) was released to critical acclaim in 2016. Her second book, PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual, was released March 2, 2021. Her voice is singular, having been honed over 17 years on her blog That same razor sharp voice spurred her wildly popular TED talk "Get Comfortable with being uncomfortable" to over 5.5 million views.

She takes on dozens of stages every year around the globe and has spoken at some of the most innovative companies and conferences, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, MAKERS, SXSW.

Luvvie was selected to Oprah Winfrey's inaugural Supersoul 100 list, voted as the Influencer of the Year at the Iris Awards and was chosen as a Black Innovator by XFINITY Comcast. Her work has been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, Forbes, Inc, Fortune, Essence, Chicago Tribune and more.

She hosts a podcast called Professional Troublemaker where Luvvie brings you thought-provoking conversations with amazing people who have taken action, caused good trouble, and consistently shown up with the courage and confidence they needed to become the fear-fighters they are today. Get the inspiration and action steps you need to take up space and stand in who you are so you can step out into the world and do big things.

Luvvie is committed to using her voice for pop culture critique and gender and racial justice. And her love language is shoes.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''I'm Judging You'', *New York Times Bestseller, #1 Washington Post Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee, Redbook 20 Books By Women You Must Read this Fall, 17 New Best New Books to Read This Fall, BookRiot 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books